Terriers tamed

Andy Munro enjoys Blues’ win over Huddersfield Town.

It was a last-gasp win but deserved, and I’ll take that against a side who benefitted from Premier League parachute payments not long ago and apart from their previous game had been on an excellent run of form.

Huddersfield had the vast amount of possession as Blues sat back Karanka-style but the difference was that we still had more attempts at goal. Pedersen was dropped/rested for George Friend and that may be the shock the Dane needs to be sharper in his marking. Roberts has settled back in and was masterful in the air, if not so much on the ground.

In front of them Mikel San Jose oozed calmness and class alongside Ivan Sunjic doing his usual impression of a whirling dervish with Gary Gardner alongside and back to his excellent box to box habits, topped off by an excellent headed goal.

The front three combined well with Jeremie Bela back to his influential self, although Scott Hogan is still firing blanks. The opposition equaliser near the end was gutting but the introduction of Lukas Jutkiewicz and the dynamic Jonathan Leko saved the day and all three points.

To mix metaphors one swallow doesn’t make a COVID winter but it’s a welcome three points with Blues still in the embryonic stage after frantic transfer activity. So patience is required.